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Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette | cpplomgpmtjeweelemds.com

Prickly Pear Vinaigrette

Valentina K. Wein
This Cactus Pear-Lemon Vinaigrette is full of lemony, raspberry-like flavors, and it's subtly sweet. Delicious over almost any salad!
Makes about 1 cup
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiments, Sauces, Dressings and Vinaigrettes
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 21 kcal


  • 3 prickly pears
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • Place a fine mesh strainer in a slightly larger mixing bowl and set it aside.
  • Peel and cut the cactus pears into quarters (heres how). Then add them to a blender and pulse until you have a smooth purée.
  • Pour the cactus pear purée into the strainer and, use the back of a large mixing spoon to help you drain all of the liquid into the bowl. (All of the tiny seeds will be held back in the strainer.) Get as much of the juice as possible -- you will need approximately ⅔ cup.
  • Add the lemon juice, vinegar and seasonings to the juice and mix. Then gradually whisk in the oil.
Keywords exotic fruit recipes, unique dressings, great for salads
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